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WELLESLEY, MASS., JUNE 21, 1938 



No. 31 



38 GAINS DEGREES AT SIXTIETH COMMENCEMENT 



Dr. C. W. Gilkey 
Preaches To 38 



Minister Urges Adherence to 

Wellesley Motto For 

Greater Harmony 

QUOTES SCHLEIERMACHER 

"That education at Its best Is no 
solo of individual ability and achieve- 
ment, but a symphony of shared ex- 
periences," were the words in which 
the Reverend Doctor Charles Whitney 
Gilkey, Dean of Chicago university 
chapel, applied to the immediate 
situation the text of his Baccalau- 
reate sermon, delivered Sunday, June 
18. in Houghton chapel. The sermon 
followed the singing by the choir of 
Parry's Jerusalem and Thou Knowest, 
Lord by Purcell. 

Dr. Gilkey took the text for his 
sermon, entitled "Solo or Symphony," 
from the second of the famous ad- 
dresses by the nineteenth century 
German philosopher, Schlelermacher, 
who has profoundly influenced re- 
ligious thinking since his time." 

"A man's special calling is the 
melody of his life, and It remains a 
simple, meager series of notes unless 
religion, with Its endlessly rich variety, 
accompany it with all notes, and 
raise the simple song to a full- 
voiced, glorious harmony." 

The natural tendency to sing one's 
own tune, in other words, to live a 
self-centered life, Dr. Gilkey finds a 
special temptation of the student and 
the educated person whose chief task 
has been that of self-perfection. This 
tendency exists in spite of the fact, 
so well illustrated at Commencement 
time, of the interdependence, through 
friendship and common experience, 
of a college group. This inclination 
forms also a common obstacle in 
marriage relationships. In this con- 
nection, Dr. Gilkey pointed out the 
truth of George Herbert Palmer's 
statement, "Love is the joint service 
of a common life." 

An equally prevalent shortcoming, 

applicable also to college life, is that 

of the group or class solo. Though 

many men do not realize it, we have 

(Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) 




Dr. Ernest H. Wilkins Speaks; 
Miss McAfee Announces Awards 



PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES 
COMMENCEMENT PRIZES 



Faculty members following the seniors into Alumnae Hall for the 
Commencement Exercises 



WELLESLEY RECEIVES 

BEQUESTS AND CIFTS 

The college has received In bequests 
and gifts this year $125,760. Included 
in this amount are the following: 
Bequests: 

$11,052: for the Lillian Hunt Ber- 
man Fund from Mrs. Isldor S. Ber- 
man, who as M. Lillian Hunt was a 
student at Wellesley from 1881-83. 
This fund Is unrestricted as to prin- 
cipal and income and comes In addi- 
tion to the three scholarship funds 
of S5.550 each, which were an- 
nounced last commencement. $1,000: 
an additional grant for the Susanna 
Whitney Hawkes fund, making this 
fund $1,500. According to the terms 
of Miss Hawkes' will, this fund is to 
be used for "the advancement of the 
knowledge and practice of good prose 
English." $1,000: for the Alice Gager 
Thomas fund from Alice Gager 
Thomas of the class of 1909. The 
Income is to be used for general 
purposes. 
Gifts: 

$25,000: a gift, subject to an annuity, 
unrestricted as to use, from an anony- 
mous donor. 
For Endowment: 

$1,218: an additional grant for the 
Sophie Hart fund, from some of Miss 
Hart's former students, making this 
fund $1,968., the Income of which 
will provide annually a lecture for 
the department of English composl- 
(Continued on Page 2, Col. 2) 



MRS. JOHNSON LEADS 

CAY ALUMNAE PARADE 



Mrs. Frances Robinson Johnson of 
Brunswick, Maine, the first woman 
to receive a diploma from Wellesley 
college, returned this weekend for 
her fifty-ninth reunion. As president 
of the first graduating class at Wel- 
lesley, she took precedence over her 
classmates when the eighteen degrees 
were awarded in June, 1879. Proudly 
carrying the banner bearing her class 
numerals, Mrs. Johnson led the pa- 
rade of alumnae down Norumbega 
hill, accompanied by Mrs. Mary E. 
Whipple of Worcester, Mass., the 
only other member of the class at- 
tending the reunion. 

Dr. Clarlbel Merrill Hutchinson, 
class of 1883, and her daughter, Miss 
Helen Hutchinson, class of 1913, came 
from Mlnot, Maine, to celebrate their 
fifty-fifth and twenty-fifth reunions. 
Miss Margaret Tuttle from Mlllbury, 
Mass., also a member of '13, cele- 
brated with her mother, Mrs. Anna 
Stockbridge Tuttle, who graduated in 
1880. 

Several distinguished alumnae re- 
turned for the week-end. Miss Helen 
M. Bennett '98 headed the Women's 
Department at the Chicago World's 
Fair. Among the members of the 
class of 1913 were the authors, Alice 
Ross Colver and Berenice Van Slyke. 
Daisy Atterbury '18 returned from 
work In a Presbyterian mission in 
Pootlngfu, China. 



Miss Moffett, Miss Johnson, Mr. Norton Retire 

From Wellesley Life To Pursue Avocations 



by He"l6ne Kazanjian 



Leaving Wellesley with the class of 
1938 are three valued members of 
the faculty, Miss Edna V. Moflett. 
professor of history, Miss Margaret 
Johnson, pianist in the department 
of hygiene and physical education, 
and Mr. Arthur O. Norton, professor 
of education. As we visited among 
the retiring faculty members we found 
that like the class of 1938, all are 
anxious to keep a close association 
with Wellesley, their center of interest 
through many years. 

Looking back at her 36 years In the 
history department, Miss Moffett re- 
marked that she had seen many 
changes at Wellesley but that they 
had been evolutionary rather than 
revolutionary changes. Miss Moffett. 
whom we remembered as having led 
chapel on the anniversary of College 
hall Are, saw Mrs. Durant lay the 
cornerstone for the present library, 
and remembers the appearance on the 
campus of the Quad, Stone-Davis, 



Green and Founders halls, the Tower 
Court group, Sage and Pendleton, 
and two of the society houses, A. K. 
X. and T. Z. E. 

Miss Moffett plans to return to 
Wellesley next fall and again In 
the spring. She will spend the win- 
ter at her home In Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, doing her research work to- 
wards the completion of her book on 
the grand chancellor of Charles V. 
Right now she Is anticipating a sum- 
mer of pursuing her favorite sport, 
mountain climbing In New Hampshire. 

Miss Margaret Johnson, officially 
connected with Wellesley for 27 years, 
has been at Wellesley since 190P 
Miss Johnson told us that she was 
still undecided about her future plan-, 
but that she will probably travel 
with her brother, as well as continue 
her work In music, particularly in 
composition which Is her special in- 
terest. She also looks forward to 
spending more time following golf, of 
which she was the first Instructor at 
Wellesley. 



Miss Johnson loves to walk, and 
mentioned going from Shepard house 
to Mary Hemenway. a long mile to 
us, at least twice and sometimes 
three times a day. In her years as 
Instructor and pianist she has seen 
many advances in the department of 
hygiene. 

Mr. Norton smiled when asked 
what he plans to do on retiring, and 
he said he would do all the things 
he has wanted to do, and read all 
the books he has wanted to read. He 
added that he'd looked at the backs 
of some books so long that he had 
almost persuaded himself that he'd 
read them. And now he will read 
them. He will continue to live in 
Wellesley, close to the college, and 
do research on the history of educa- 
tion, particularly on early textbooks, 
a subject briefly treated in most 
books on education. 

Mr. Norton showed us his Harvard 
Textbooks and Reference Books of 
the 11th Century, printed in 1935. 
(Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) 



Students Receive Fellowships, 

Memberships in Sigma Xi, 

Departmental Honors 

The announcement of senior prizes 
and awards by President McAfee con- 
stituted an Important part of the com- 
mencement exercises held Monday 
morning, June 20. 

The Fellowships were announced 
as follows: The Alice Freeman Palmer 
Fellowship to Barbara Dewing Blan- 
chard, A. B. 1933, University of Cali- 
fornia. The Fanny Bullock Workman 
Scholarship to Ruth Eleanor Cortell, 
B. A. Wellesley, 1935. The Anne 
Louise Barrett Fellowship In music to 
Barbara Goldsmith Trask, B. A. 1932, 
M. A. 1936, Wellesley, for the second 
successive year. The Horton-Hallo- 
well Ffillowshlp, awarded by the 
Alumnae association, to Marjorle 
Gordon Smith, B. A. Wellesley, 1936, 
M. A. Fletcher school of law and 
diplomacy. 1937. Trustee Scholar- 
ships, awarded by the board of 
trustees to outstanding seniors, to 
Doris Gasteiger and Edith Pratt. 
PRIZES, DEPARTMENT HONORS 

Prizes were awarded as follows: 
The Katharine Coman Memorial 
Prize for economic and social history, 
to Selma L. Levlne. Subject: The 
Resettlement Administration. The 
Davenport Prize for excellence in 
speech, to Jacqueline Wolf. Tlie 
Margaret Hastings Jackson Prize in 
Italian, to Martha F. Sneath. The 
Jacqueline Award for excellence in 
English composition, to Pauline 
Ritchie. The Mary White Peterson 
Prizes: for excellence In chemistry, to 
S. Ellen Purvis, and for excellence In 
zoology to Elizabeth Anne Lobeck. 
The Lewis Atterbury Stimson Prize 
in mathematics, to Evelyn E. Wicoff. 
The Woodrow Wilson Prize in modern 
politics, to Edith T. Iglauer. Subject: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt as a Political 
Leader. 

Departmental honors went to Eliza- 
beth Cadbury In Greek, Ruth Cherry 
in zoology, Sarah Curtis In English 
literature, Ruth Frankel In economics, 
Yvette Glttleson In psychology, Ruth 
Levlne In economics, Ruth Nelson in 
history, Alice Pasternak In French, 
Edith Pratt in history, S. Ellen Pur- 
vis in chemistry. Bernlce Rosenthal 
in political science, Caroline Strater 
In French, Claire Sweany in English 
literature and Nancy Whlton in psy- 
chology. 

ELECTIONS TO SIGMA XI 

Elections to Sigma Xi. National 
Honorary Scientific society, made the 
following persons full members: Dr. 
Alice Armstrong, associate professor 
of physics; Dr. Helen S. French, pro- 
fessor of chemistry; Dr. Eugene C. 
Howe, professor of hygiene and physi- 
cal education; Dr. E. Elizabeth Jones, 
assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. 
Louise Kingsley, assistant professor 
of geology; Dr. Edith B. Mallory. as- 
sistant professor of psychology; Miss 
Rosemary Murphy, Instructor In 
physiology; Dr. Alice M. Ottley. pro- 
lessor of botany, and Dr Mabel Young, 
professor of mathematics. 

Associate members include: Eliza- 
beth R. Cornwall, graduate assistant 
In astronomy; Jessamine Goerner, 
graduate assistant In physics; Made- 
line Palmer, graduate assistant in 



DR. WILKINS DELIVERS 

ADDRESS TO SENIORS 



President of Oberlin Chooses 

'Incipit Vita Nova' For 

Subject of Speech 

"Here beglnneth a new life," 
Dante's "Incipit Vita Nova" that Is 
Inscribed on the Wellesley coat of 
arms, provided the subject for the 
address delivered by Dr. Ernest Wil- 
kins, president of Oberlin college, at 
Wellesley's sixtieth commencement 
exercises, Monday, June 20, at Alum- 
nae hall. A Dante scholar. Dr. Wil- 
kins dedicated his address to Miss 
Margaret Hastings Jackson, a pro- 
fessor emeritus of Italian and an 
authority on Dante, who retired from 
the Wellesley faculty in 1930. 

Of Dante's conception of the in- 
dividual's responsibility to society 
Dr. Wilkins said: "in that new life 
. . . you cannot wisely make even 
your first decision until you know 
what you want to do with your life 
as a whole. So for the life of human 
society as a whole, he [Dante] would 
say that actions taken casually are 
worse than useless, and that wisdom 
In public service calls, first of all, 
for the clearest possible vision of the 
ideal human society, of the ultimate 
purpose of human life." The speaker 
described as "modern" Dante's Inter- 
pretation of life on earth and his 
belief that Joyousness may be achieved 
through the "fullest development of 
one's own powers." Reason and moral 
virtue are essential to self-develop- 
ment, and most important of all Is 
the individual's awareness of life "as 
a whole conceived as a divine crea- 
tion." 

DANTE AND THE NEW WORLD 

Comparing the strife of Dante's 
Italy with the world chaos con- 
fronting the young graduate today, 
Dr. Wilkins Insisted that the only 
means of achieving the joyousness 
of life, today as In Dante's time, 
lies in the development of the spirit 
of world unity. Dante conceived of 
this In the terms of a universal 
empire. Dr. Wilkins does not suggest 
a political unity, but seizes at the 
essential spirit of Dante's idea and 
conceives of a spiritual unity made 
possible through a certain type of 
friendship. This "common human 
bond is a relationship that is achieved 
by the constant striving of the human 
spirit to attain some good which 
Is higher and truer than whatever 
good It may already possess." 

The speaker drew an elaborate 

parallel between Dante's intellectual 

development and the processes of 

higher education today, and asserted 

(Co7itinued on Page 2, Col. 1) 



botany; Ruth Cherry, senior major in 
zoology; Yvette Glttleson, senior major 
in psychology and Elizabeth Lobeck, 
senior major In zoology. 

Honors in a Special Field went to 
Betty Anderson in economics and 
political science, Barbara J. Eckhart 
In Italian, Charlotte J. Fraser in 
Spanish and French, Doris H. Gastei- 
ger In economics, Luclle M. Johnson in 
French, Elolse A. Lejeune in Spanish, 
Grace A. Mandeville in mathematics, 
E. Marlon Roe-Cloud In sociology, 
Lois K. Rogers in chemistry and 
physiology, and Claire I. Weil In 
economics. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Miss McAfee Lays 
Cornerstone Of Pool 

Use College Hall Stone With 

Records as Start of G. H. 

Davenport Building 

Nine hundred alumnae, represent- 
ing classes graduated from Wellesley 
between 1879 and 1937, watched the 
laying of the corner stone of the 
George Howe Davenport swimming 
pool and recreation building at 4:30 
p. m. Saturday afternoon, after the 
alumnae parade. 

Using a specially wrought silver 
trowel decorated with blue enamel, 
President Mildred H. McAfee laid the 
first mortar on a granite block 
which originally served as a founda- 
tion stone in College hall, placed there 
in 1871 and rescued from the fire 
which destroyed the building In 1914. 

The stone now bears the dates, 
1871-1938. A lead box containing a 
Bible dated 1871, college records and 
publications was sealed within the 
block as Dr. Cleland Boyd McAfee, 
honorary member of the class of 1937, 
gave the benediction. 

Miss McAfee introduced to the 
audience of alumnae, seniors and 
their parents the dignitaries who took 
their turns with the trowel and mor- 
tar. Participating in the ceremony 
were Mr. Walter Hunnewell, represent- 
ing the building committee of the 
trustees; Mr. Robert Gray Dodge, 
president of the board of trustees; 
Mrs. George Howe Davenport, honor- 
ary member of 1920 for whose late 
husband the new swimming pool is 
named, representing the donors; Mrs. 
William H. Coverdale, of New York 
city, representing the parents of 
undergraduates; Mrs. John Reed of 
Buffalo, president of the Alumnae 
association; Mrs. William Vawter, 
chairman of the Alumnae Fund com- 
mittee which completed the drive 
last year; Miss Barbara Phinney, '37. 
chairman of the student fund; Miss 
Virginia Tuttle "39, president of the 
Athletic association; Mr. F. Murray 
Forbes, a member of the board of 
trustees; Mr. Hodges, retiring business 
manager of the college; Mrs. Garrison, 
secretary of the Mary Hemenway 
Alumnae association; and Miss Ruth 
Elliott, chairman of the department 
of hygiene and physical education. 

After the ceremony the spectators 
were allowed to Inspect the partially 
completed building and pool. The 
part now under construction will be 
opened next winter. The construc- 
tion of a third unit which will com- 
plete the new physical education 
center with studios for modern dance, 
will be postponed until further funds 
have been raised. The building as 
it now stands will contain the pool, 
locker rooms, squash courts, a large 
gymnasium, club room, lounges, 
kitchenette and offices. 



1913 Shares Honors 
In Alumnae Singing 

1913. the class holding its twenty- 
fifth reunion, shared the place of 
honor on chapel steps with the seniors 
at Alumnae step-singing Saturday 
night, June 18, at 10:30 p. m. 

In traditional procession the re- 
uning classes sang as they marched 
down Norumbega hill. "37 and '38 
sang their own marching songs. The 
older classes sang special ones. In- 
stead of the usual Japanese lanterns, 
1918 carried sparkling torches. Kate 
Supplee '37, college song leader last 
year, acted as general leader during 
the singing. 

As winners of the song writing 
competition, 1918 received a silver 
bowl. While they sang their song, 
Remembrance, the chimes played an 
accompaniment. 



WELLESLEY RECEIVES 

BEQUESTS AND GIFTS 

{Continued from Page 1, Col. 2) 



MRS. H. REED REMAINS 
ALUMN AE GR OUP HEAD 

The Wellesley College Alumnae 
association held its annual meeting 
in Alumnae hall Saturday, June 18, 
at 2 p.m. The following officers were 
re-elected for the year 1938-9: Hor- 
tense Barcalo Reed (Mrs, John Mc 
W.) '19, president; Elsa James Gar- 
vin (Mrs. Albert H.) '06, first vice- 
president; Myra Beyer Holden '22, 
second vice-president; Anna Russell 
'20, secretary; Franc Foote Perrln '99, 
treasurer. 

Miss Mary L. Coolidge, retiring 
dean of the college, Miss Edna V. 
Moffett, retiring professor of history, 
and Mr. Arthur O. Norton, retiring 
professor of education, were elected 
honorary members of the association. 



DR. WILKINS DELIVERS 

ADDR ESS T O SENIORS 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 5) 



his belief that Dante would Join him 
In impressing the graduates with 
their particular task in life. "Because 
of your better than average ability," 
he said, "and because of your far 
better than average opportunities, 
you have a highly special responsi- 
bility for the maintenance and de- 
velopment of the social order" 



tion. It is the intention of the donors 
to increase this fund until its Income 
shall be adequate to finance a plan 
for the publication of works by the 
Wellesley faculty, the series of books 
to bear Miss Hart's name. 
For Scholarships: 
1 1 ) Endowed Funds 
$11,272: for the Mary Hemenway 
Loan fund from the Mary Hemenway 
Alumnae association. The income of 
this fund is for the aid of students 
in the department of hygiene and 
physical education. $1,700: for the 
Adelaide M. Newman fund from Mrs. 
Charles C. Newman, in memory of 
her daughter, Adelaide M. Newman 
of the class of 1931. The Income is 
for scholarships for girls from Penn- 
sylvania. $1,651: from Mr. Edward 
A. Caswell, unrestricted as to use. 
By vote of the Trustees, this fund is 
to accumulate until it reaches $2,095. 
and Is then to be added to the Mary 
Caswell Memorial scholarship, making 
the total of this fund $7,500. $1,000: 
an additional grant for the Norma 
Lieberman Decker scholarship fund 
from Mr. and Mrs. John R. Decker, 
Jane Decker Kohring, 1936, and Mary 
Decker of the class graduating today. 
(2) Current Use 

$5,345: for the aid of students, from 
various friends of the college, includ- 
ing a gift of $700 from the Wellesley 
Thrift shop. 
For special purposes 

$1,605: from "Friends of the Wel- 
lesley college library." $750: a gift 
in honor of Professor Edna V. Moffett 
lrom her former students and friends 
to assist In the publication of books 
by the Wellesley faculty. 
Alumnae fund 

The amount given to the Alumnae 
fund this year totals $47,065, repre- 
senting gifts from over 7,200 alumnae, 
an increase of 800 contributors over 
the previous year. $5,500. of this 
amount is designated for the Mary 
Whiton Calkins Visiting professorship: 
$5,000 from Helen D. Harbison, of 
the class of 1917. is given in memory 
of her father for the Thomas B. 
Harbison scholarship; $2,500. a gift 
from Marion Harbison Thayer of the 
class of 1918 for the art department; 
and $225 given by the Cleveland Wel- 
lesley club for scholarships. $10,255 
has been presented by the alumnae 
without designation. 

The trustees have designated $7,750 
of this gift for a series of purposes 
designed to stimulate directly the 
intellectual life of the college. Every 
precaution has been taken to avoid 
expenditures for Items which can be 
carried in the regular budget. It 
has been agreed that, except for 
grants to individuals, appropriations 
shall be interdepartmental rather 
than being assigned to increase 
facilities in some departments at the 
expense of others. The appropria- 
tions are as follows: (1.) $2000 for 
special reference books which are 
not appropriately charged to any one 
department, and for certain studies 
of improvement of methods in service 
features of the library. (2.) $1750 
toward the underwriting of faculty 



College Notes 

Engaged 

Norma G. Sharfman '39 to Arnold 
H. Litt, Phillips Exeter '34, Harvard 
'38. 

Ruth Lee Klein '38 to Bertram S. 
Wolfson, Harvard '37. 

Marjorie I. Greene '35 to Donald 
A. Eaton, Boston university '32. 

Betty-Jane Dockstader '38 to Louis 
Clinton Chamberlln. Tufts "34. 



'13 MEMBERS DEBATE 

EDUCATION OF WOMEN 



Members of the class of '13 pre- 
sented in their Dlx breakfast Sunday 
morning a panel discussion on "Edu- 
cation for Women." The panel dis- 
cussion opened on the topic of the 
function of women In present and 
luture society, and continued to a 
discussion of world conditions that 
snould be changed, among them the 
divorce rate, Juvenile crime rate, un- 
employment statistics, and war con- 
ditions. Finally the means and 
methods of reform and improvement 
were described. 

The speakers emphasized the Im- 
portance of character in the world 
today, and advocated selecting teachers 
for their character rather than for 
their educational honors. 



publications; this amount to be sup- 
plemented by at least $250 from the 
Sophie Hart fund and by the $750 
in honor of Miss Moffett, as previously 
announced. The presumption Is that 
at least two major publications can 
be Issued by means of this appropria- 
tion. (3.) $1,500 as a grant for 
leave of absence for a faculty fellow 
to be selected from those younger 
members of the faculty whose terms of 
service have been too short to en- 
title them to a sabbatical leave. It 
shall be awarded by the trustees of 
the college 10 that applicant whose 
promise of scholarly achievement and 
of value as a teacher shall entitle 
him to special opportunity for further 
professional preparation. (4.) $1250 
for aid in research. This shall be 
distributed among members of the 
faculty in amounts varying with the 
needs of Individuals who qualify for 
special assistance. (5) $1250 for 
special conferences and guest lec- 
tures; as, for example, a conference 
on recreation at the time of the 
dedication of the new building and 
the Davenport swimming pool, and 
an Interdepartmental conference on 
Spanish-American affairs. This sum 
is also adequate to provide additional 
lectures which may seem desirable. 
The remainder, amounting to ap- 
proximately $2500, will be available 
for more tangible, visible gifts In the 
form of furnishings for the new 
building or, porslbly, sound-proof 
ceilings in the quadrangle dining 
rooms. 
Students' Aid Society 

In addition, alumnae, undergrad- 
uates, faculty and friends have con- 
tributed to the Students' Aid society 
$34,060. 
Other Outstanding Gifts 

Through the generosity of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge the col- 
lege enjoyed a Beethoven concert 
series by the Pro Arte String quartet 
of Brussels. This unusual opportunity 
to hear fine music was greatly appre- 
ciated by the entire college com- 
munity. 

The college has acquired, through 
the generosity of "The Friends of 
The Wellesley College library," 1035 
volumes comprising a complete set of 
Hansard's Parliamentary Debates from 
1803 to 1937. 

The college library has also been 
presented with a collection of more 
than 300 books, pamphlets, and 
memorabilia on slavery, abolition and 
the reconstruction period In United 
States history by Ella Smith Elbert, 
1888, on the occasion of the 50th re- 
union of her class. The gift Is made 
In gratitude to her Alma Mater and 
In memory of her friend and teacher, 
Miss Katharine Coman. professor of 
history at Wellesley from 1883 to 1900. 




Baccalaureate Vespers 

The Wellesley College choir pre- 
sented a Baccalaureate Vesper service, 
June 19, worthy of the best of grad- 
uation week memories. 

The precision of attack which char- 
acterized the opening phrase of Up, 
up, my heart, with gladness by Bach 
was duplicated throughout the eve- 
ning. The pianissimo parts of the 
selection however were marked by a 
misty pronunciation. The power of 
creating and sustaining mood hinted 
at during the first selection found 
more perfect expression in Tenebrae 
factae sunt by Palestrina. The ac- 
curacy of attack and the shading of 
phrase set the pulse tingling. 

In the second Palestrina selection, 
Pueri Hebraeorum, the emphasis of 
the different parts, like pin-pricks of 
beat, infused a welcome rhythm Into 
the chant. 

In the organ introduction to Lacry- 
mosae by Mozart the emphasis on 
rhythm did not prevent a swelling 
and sudden drop of tone coloring 
which portrayed the rise and fall of 
emotion effectively. The punctuation 
of the flow of sound by short syllables 
was delightful. The too thin first 
soprano cutting against the bass came 
into its own again in the final Amen, 
a perfect synthesis of controlled sing- 
ing. The Dies Irae showed a more 
brilliant Mozart selection, and in the 
surges of sound, pleasing crescendos, 
decresoendos and close attack was to 
be found the most spirited singing. 

The honors of the evening should go 
to Katherine Hack '39 and to the choir 
for the thrilling chant of Credo. With 
vocal strength unusual in student 
soloists, her timing with the choir 
was almost perfect and the whole 
selection bespoke the calm of true 
faith, rising above the fervor of 
spiritual passion and the excitement of 
doubt found In the middle part. 

The three choruses from the ora- 
torio, "King David," concluded the pro- 
gram. Their sharp modernity brought 
interesting contrast to the first part. 

It is to be regretted that the in- 
decision and lack of conviction of the 
Dresden Amen ended an otherwise 
excellent program. M. A. P. '39 



'98 WINS AWARDS IN 

GAY ALUMNAE PARADE 



The class of 1898 won a silver cup 
as an award for the most effective 
appearance in the alumnae parade 
on Tower court green Saturday after- 
noon, June 18. They wore white 
dresses and cornflower blue accessories. 
The same class was honored for 
having 62% of Its members to return, 
the largest proportion of any class. 

1918 was declared the "most 
original," with its humorous parody 
of the alphabetical triplets of today 
— the signs bearing such mottoes as, 
"Flawless Home Administration," "Army 
Against Avoirdupois" and "Cheerfully 
Ignoring Offspring." Honorable men- 
tion went to the class of 1917 for 
giving the money for their costumes 
to their classmate, Madame Chlanj 
Kai-shek, while 1937 was honored for 
its costumes, the "Big Apple" effect, 
which were the least expensive of 
any, costing only ninety-six cents. 



King Argimenes' 

The addition of cello, flute and 
harp was especially effective in creat- 
ing an oriental atmosphere for the 
repeat production of King Argimenes, 
held June 18 and 19. The strident 
tones of the violin went far to em- 
phasize the monotony of hard labor 
rather unconvinclngly presented by 
the slaves. In many respects how- 
ever, the quality of both acting and 
dancing was even higher than that 
of the March production. 

The story deals with the attempt of 
Argimenes. a former king, to over- 
throw his master. He is Incited to 
action by the sense of power which 
comes to him when he discovers the 
sword. 

The use of dance movement pre- 
cluded any speech for the first few 
minutes but the initial words of Ar- 
gimenes and Zarb were uttered with 
such a keen sense of artistic under- 
standing that they continued rather 
than broke the sense of rhythm set 
up by the dancers, rhythm essential 
to the beauty of the play. 

The slave scene talk centers about 
a rather trivial Incident to be sure, 
the fact that the death of the king's 
dog may provide extra rations for 
the slaves, but the symbolic incident 
has been expanded by the forces of 
art, drama and music until it has 
real significance. The discovery of 
the golden sword among the rocky 
fields was made by an actress whose 
fine sense of dramatic values made 
the acting of the first part seem far 
superior to the second, although the 
dancing of the slave women at the 
court of King Darniak was done with 
an eclat which made up for the lapse 
in acting. That the girls had re- 
ceived double training, in acting and 
.n dancing, was a fact which had 
favorable consequences, especially in 
the clearcut character portraits of 
the queens. 

We cannot emphasize too much our 
admiration for the striking use of 
detail made throughout in costumes, 
set, shades of oral expression, and 
nuance of dance movement. 

M. A. P. '39 



REVIEW WILL PUBLISH 

EIGHT ISSUES 1938-9 



The Wellesley Review, In keeping 
with the policy of magazines of other 
large colleges, announces that hence- 
forth the number of issues per year 
will be eight Instead of the former 
six. 



DR. C. C1LKEY USES 

A SYMPHONIC SIMILE 



(Continued from Page 1, Col. 1) 



Faculty Me mbers Will 
Retire, Find Leisure 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 3) 



and a few of the photostatic copies of 
the originals which he has studied. 
As he explained how he traces and 
dates books, mainly by correlating au- 
tographs on title pages with other doc- 
uments of the time, we caught some 
of the fascination of this textbook 
detective work. At the close of his 
twenty-six years at Wellesley Mr. Nor- 
ton remarked that he still thinks 
teaching Is the most wonderful pro- 
fession In the world. 



been born too late "to sing the song 
of a special race or nation." College 
students as "children of privilege" 
must make a special effort to realize 
this historical trend. 

With an eye to his own part, the 
individual who lives creatively will 
follow the Christian principle which 
is the motto of Wellesley college. 
Dr. Gilkey emphasized that with a 
constant awareness of the conductor 
of the symphony of life, the person 
who lives most beautifully and sig- 
nificantly finds no need for a solo, 
but allows his individuality to con- 
tribute to a greater harmony. 



P. SALINAS WRITES 

NEW BOOK OF POEMS 



Lost Angel and Other Poems was 
recently published for Professor Pedro 
Salinas of the Spanish department 
by the Johns Hopkins University 
press. Translated by Miss Eleanor 
Turnbull, the work is a collection 
of poems whose themes are eternal. 



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